When I last left you, my radiation treatments had been scheduled for 7:00 A.M. Monday through Friday for a 4 week duration. The weekends were left free to allow the body to heal because radiation not only kills cancer cells, it kills healthy cells as well. I had been told that the most common side … Continue reading Breast Cancer, Treatment Process & Follow Up
I would like to thank all those that have commented on and read my latest Blog Post either here or on my FaceBook Page. If you have not yet read it and would like to here is the link; So, Cancer huh? Life Lesson Number ..... I feel truly blessed by all those that offered support … Continue reading Breast Cancer, The Journey
Life is ever changing and full of challenges. With each of these we have got to make changes to our lives and more importantly, grow as an individual. They are life lessons. They are free for the taking. If we just let them slip on by? we let opportunity slip on by. So I say, … Continue reading So, Cancer huh? Life Lesson Number……
The first time I saw these trees was in 2013 on a trip to Santa Monica; specifically Palisades Park. They have a few names. I like the name Showy Honey Myrtle the best. I like it much more than its other names; Pink Melaleuca or Australian Tea Tree. They are showy that is for sure. … Continue reading Twistedly Beautiful
Something to ponder. Some thoughts folks may not consider. As she said hearts are in the right place, but ….
I need to make a statement. I want to say it as kindly and gently as possible, but this message really needs to get out there. It’s important. Please hear me with as much grace as you can, because I mean it with all love and gentleness.
My children and I spent hours yesterday sorting the donations that are pouring in. That picture is the mountain we were faced with, and it was still coming. We’re not the only ones. Hundreds (thousands?) of volunteers all across our state are doing the same exact thing. Why? Because your hearts are in theright place.That’s why.
I want to make that abundantly clear. It is beautifully apparent that you are thinking about us and that you want to help us figure this thing out. You are doing anything you can, and that has brought such profound joy to our hearts. I personally…
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Earlier this year I talked about putting on my Big Girl Pants in regards to having to do better at planning for retirement. I also talked about how Italy as always, just keeps tugging at my heart and soul. I knew I just had to go back, but would I be able to? Well, lo … Continue reading The Stars Align
On two occasions while in Rome, I was on the receiving end of kindness, understanding and compassion from 3 total strangers. 1 who spoke no English and 2 who spoke limited English. I was a guest in their country after all and there was no reason for them to speak my language. And yet, each of … Continue reading The Kindness of Strangers While in Rome
Despite it still raining, we decided to go out and explore the city anyway. It wasn't pouring any longer, just a light rain. We dodged puddles and umbrellas on the crowded Ponte Vecchio Bridge trying to keep our eyes on the ever wandering Dennie with his camera. You don't even realize you are on a … Continue reading First Walk Through Florence
I am happy to report that I worried more than I needed to. I purchased a pre-paid International Sim card from Telestial JT Travel Buddy for $19.00 and it came with a $10.00 credit. I was able to check my usage, as well as top off if need be online, or with the Travel App. … Continue reading Update on Phone Usage in Italy
There were a few times I was talked into doing some walk-on's. "Come on Rae, it'll just be a little thing. You'll have fun." Ha! The first was a non-speaking role as "The Prisoner in the Well" for Man of La Mancha. It started out as a non-speaking role, but soon turned into a soliloquies each … Continue reading It’s Better In The Dark